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Dennard To Seek New Council Term

First Ward Democrat Files Petitions For February Nomination

Democratic Councilman Richard Dennard’s nominating petitions were filed with the city clerk today, officially getting his attempt under way to win another term as council member from the First Ward.

Target for Dennard is an April 7 general election victory which would give him a new two-year term of office. He won a one-year term last April.

Filing of Dennard’s nominating petitions qualify him to be a Feb. 17 primary election candidate. So far no Democratic primary opposition developed for him.

Issues Statement

Dennard said in a statement issued in connection with the filing of his petitions:

“For the past year it has been my honor and serve the citizens of the First Ward. I have tried to perform this responsibility to the best of my ability. I have worked hard and have learned a lot.

"I have never missed a council meeting or a working committee session.

"In my observation, Mayor Eldersveld is doing an outstanding job as mayor of Ann Arbor, and if the citizens of my ward re-elect me, I will continue to support vigorously his program of a better Ann Arbor for all our people.”

On Relations Unit

Dennard is the council's representative on the city’s Human Relations Commission a is a member of the commission’s housing committee.

Dennard, 48, a Tappan Junior High School custodian, is married and lives at 809 N. Four Ave. The Dennards have a son and a granddaughter.

He has lived in Ann Arbor the past 23 years. He was raised and attended school in Detroit.

Dennard is a founding member and past-president of the Pals of Pleasure Social Club He also is a Mason and belongs to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.